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No doubt: Agar's an all-rounder

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Two-Test spinner Ashton Agar always considered himself an all-rounder, and now he’s got a twin set of centuries to prove it.

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Agar hit instant fame in 2013 when he struck 98 on his Test debut against England during the Ashes.

The 22-year-old has since drifted somewhat away from the headlines.

But he’s proven he’s no one-hit wonder with the bat this summer by striking two Sheffield Shield centuries.

Agar notched his maiden first-class ton in October when he scored 105 against Tasmania in Hobart.

And he came back to haunt the Tigers yet again on Tuesday when he made a sizzling 106 off 128 balls at the WACA Ground.

He also scored 54 against Victoria last month.

“I’ve put a lot of work into my batting, so it’s really pleasing I’m getting some results for it,” Agar said.

“Justin Langer has been fantastic. He’s helped me keep it nice and simple, and a little bit tighter with my technique. It does feel good to make some runs.

“I’ve always had a belief in my batting. I probably wouldn’t play cricket if I didn’t bat and bowl.

“It’s a lot more fun when you’re consistently involved in the game.

“I wouldn’t want to stand around in the field all day without bowling, and I certainly wouldn’t want to just be sitting in the sheds waiting to bat way down the order.”

After walking the walk with the bat, Agar knows he’ll now have to produce the goods with the ball to help WA secure victory against Tasmania.

Tasmania enter the final day at 5-184 in their second innings – an overall lead of 30 runs – with James Faulkner on 31 and Tom Triffitt on 13.

“We need to be really clinical,” Agar said.

“A couple of really early wickets would be nice.”

– AAP

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